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Bernard Madoff Will Not Attend Son’s Funeral

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Mark Madoff (credit: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Mark Madoff (credit: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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NEW YORK (CBS 2/AP) — The lawyer for Bernard Madoff says the jailed financier will not attend his son’s funeral services.

Attorney Ira Sorkin says Madoff had decided not to attend the funeral for Mark Madoff out of consideration for his daughter-in-law’s and grandchildrens’ privacy.

The lawyer said the 72-year-old Madoff will conduct a private service at the North Carolina prison where he is serving a 150-year term.

On Sunday, New York City’s medical examiner officially ruled Mark Madoff’s death a suicide by hanging. His body was found early Saturday in his SoHo apartment.

Madoff had used a dog leash to hang himself from a ceiling pipe on the second aniversary of the arrest of his father.

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